Currently A Low Pressure Area is lying spread-eagled across Southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining Sri Lanka. Shortly it would start traversing across the rugged terrain of Sri Lanka and park in the Comorin Sea about 100 km south of Kanyakumari by today evening. It is expected to move further west into Arabian Sea towards Lakshadeep Islands tomorrow.
Under this LPA’s influence, Heavy to very heavy rains are forecast for parts of Tuticorin, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari districts esp near the Ghats and Southern most Kerala districts today.
Medium to heavy rains are forecast for parts of Ramnad, Virudhunagar, Madurai districts and Coastal districts from Chennai to Pudukottai.
A feeble western disturbance would cause isolated snowfall in the higher reaches of Himalayas and moderate to dense fog are likely at isolated places in Northeastern states
Chennai – Generally cloudy sky with chances of intermittent Showers. Expected Temp – maximum of around 28 degrees and a minimum of 24 degrees.
Coimbatore – Generally cloudy sky with passing showers with a high of 30 degrees and a low of 21 degrees.
Madurai – A cloudy day on cards with Moderate rain possibility. Expected Temperature would a max of 32 degrees and a minimum of 24 degrees.
Tiruchi – Generally cloudy sky with moderate rain possibility. Temperatures would be with a High of 32 degrees and a low of 22 degrees.
Vellore – Generally cloudy sky is expected with small chances of precipitation. Temperatures would be with a Max of 29 degrees and a Min of 23 degrees.
NEM Facts & Figures # 34
Chennai’s highest rainfall in a day during NEM – Chennai recorded 520 mm during 21st October, 1846 and 460 mm during 24th October 1857. Then comes 25th November 1976 with 452 mm.